Tuesday-Wednesday: Annual Business and Technology in the Real World Conference and Expo featuring venture capitalists, angel investors, government lenders and traditional and nontraditional lenders; Augusta Suites Inn (formerly Radisson Suites Inn), 3038 Washington Road; 7 a.m., sponsored by the National Center for Economic Development, Business & Technology Inc.; to register, call 792-1427.
Wednesday: Women in Business Luncheon; Woman of the Year Award to be announced; sponsored by Regions Bank; speaker will be Brig. Gen. Janet Hicks; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., North Augusta Country Club; 279-2323.
Thursday: Augusta-Aiken Society for Human Resources workshop; topics will include depositions and examinations at trial, internal marketing, managing careers and legislative and legal update; 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; lunch included; The Pinnacle Club, 699 Broad St. Registration is free for members and $25 for nonmembers. Go to www.augusta-aikenshrm.org for more information.
Thursday: The Georgia Association of Public Accountants' October meeting; Carl Brown, Georgia Department of Revenue; 8 a.m., Athens Restaurant, 246 Bobby Jones Expressway; for more information, call Jerry Brigham at (706) 650-1700.
Friday: Preparing Successful Government Bids and Proposals, a free three-hour seminar for anyone attempting to win government contracts; conducted at the Procurement Assistance Center, 1054 Clausen Road, Suite 301; call 737-1414.
Oct. 20: Inaugural Chamber Blood Drive; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce, 600 Broad Street Plaza; sponsored by Shepeard Community Blood Center; free pizza for donors; for more information, call 821-1300.
Oct. 21: Minding Your Own Business, a discussion of legal and financial issues for the small, family or professional business owner; presenters will be Ed Enoch, attorney with Rhodes & Enoch, and Tony Gallo, financial adviser for Merrill Lynch; 5 p.m., Enterprise Mill Building, 1450 Greene St.; to RSVP, call 724-0405 or 279-6303.
Oct. 21-22: Two-day conference for human-resources and safety professionals; sponsored by The Society for Human Resource Management, Augusta Area Chapter, Georgia Department of Labor and The American Society of Safety Engineers Augusta Chapter; Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta; concurrent sessions: preparing for and responding to the human side of crisis, joint workplace safety programs; and OSHA updates.
Oct. 23: 2003 Women in Business Signature Event; the annual luncheon welcomes Diane Jordan, stand-up comic, best-selling author, actress and guest on Oprah; Female, Funny and Fearless will be the theme of her presentation; corporate tables, seating for 10, are available for $350 for members and $450 for nonmembers; individual tickets are $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers; 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Radisson Riverfront Hotel; to purchase tickets, call the chamber at 821-1300;
Oct. 24: Society for Human Resource Management Augusta Area chapter's session on Employing People with Disabilities, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Holiday Inn West on Stevens Creek Road; speaker will be Ed Catchings with the Georgia Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation Services; RSVP to Karen Whitman at 220-2915 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 29: AM Connection; sponsored by Rhodes Financial Services; speaker will be Louis Martin, M.D.; 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; North Augusta Community Center.
Oct. 30: New member orientation; learn about the North Augusta Chamber of Commerce's benefits and services; 8 to 9 a.m.; North Augusta chamber office conference room; to reserve a seat, e-mail or call the chamber at 279-2323.
Oct. 30: Business at Breakfast; political roundup; 7:30 a.m.; Picadilly Cafeteria; $5 in advance by Oct. 24, $7 at the door.
Nov. 4: APICS Augusta chapter course on Master Planning of Resources. Three-day course focuses on planning and production scheduling functions necessary to achieve efficiency in an organization. Courses are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 4, 11, and 18; $350 for APICS members, $425 nonmembers; Club Car Technical Training Center, 4125 Washington Road. To register, call Jan Kelsch 228-2696 or e-mail email@example.com.
Nov. 14: Grant-writing course, sponsored by JLJ Resources, a local nonprofit corporation; breakfast, lunch, snacks, certificate, class manual and door prizes provided; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Augusta Technical College; $100 fee; registration required; call 706-210-2547.
Nov. 19: Society for Human Resource Management Augusta Area chapter's session on Managing an Effective Work-Life Balance, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Holiday Inn West on Stevens Creek Road; guest speaker is Joy Fender with Doctors Hospital; RSVP to Karen Whitman at 220-2915 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec. 6:Grant-writing course, sponsored by JLJ Resources, a local nonprofit corporation; breakfast, lunch, snacks, certificate, class manual and door prizes provided; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; University of South Carolina-Aiken; $100 fee; registration required; call 706-210-2547.
The Business Calendar is a free public-service listing of The Augusta Chronicle. We should receive typewritten information about business events by noon Tuesday. Please send items to The Augusta Chronicle, c/o Damon Cline, Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903; or bring them to the News Building at 725 Broad St.; send a fax to (706) 722-7403; or e-mail email@example.com. Include a contact name and telephone number.